|Oxford Martial Arts &
5162 College Corner Pk.
(US 27 North toward Walmart)
Oxford, Ohio 45056
|OXFORD MARTIAL ARTS
|Dayton, OH.....Saturday, October 18th marked the kickoff of another season of
competition for the athletes of OXFORD MARTIAL ARTS & FITNESS (OMAF).
Each year the Taekwondo National Championships are held in the summer and
tournament veterans and first time competitors who competed at the TTF
Champions Tournament held at Hara Arena in Dayton, Ohio. This event was
Canada. The OMAF team which consisted of Nichole Ker, Adam Eaton, Chris
Hoover, Joey Bates, Josh Bates, Abby Gray and Joel
Gray were coached by former National Team Members, Adriel Gray and Carman
Gray. Ker, Eaton and Hoover were all competing in their first tournament. Each
of these beginners brought home medals from the two events in which they
competed. Nichole Ker and Joey Bates earned gold medals in their Sparring
Divisions and Nichole also earned a silver in her Forms Division. Chris Hoover
brought home two silver medals, finishing second in Forms & Sparring. Adam
Eaton and Abby Gray finished 1st in both Forms and Sparring Divisions, each
earning two gold medals. Josh Bates fought a tough battle to bring home the
silver in his Sparring Division while Joel
Gray fighting in his first tournament as a Black Belt finished 3rd and won the
bronze medal. Once again, Oxford was well represented by a tradition of
excellence which continues on in these outstanding athletes. Although some of
the names may change from year to
year, one thing is clear....There is no substitute for hard work, perseverance and
diligence. Anyone can be a champion, whether it is in the competition ring or in
the arena of LIFE, the choice is yours!
|OMAF STUDENTS WIN BIG AT CHAMPIONS TOURNAMENT
|That was the attitude that the six (6) Oxford Martial Arts and Fitness
athletes had when they competed at the 2008 USA-Taekwondo Junior
Olympics Sr. National Championships held at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan.
Sophie Peterson, Khalid Osman, Joey Bates, Josh Bates, Abby Gray and Joel
Gray put their skills to the test along with approximately 3000 other participants
from all across the United States and Puerto Rico during the 6 day event
( June 30 – July 5).
All six athletes competed in their Sparring Divisions, while Sophie Peterson also
competed in the Forms Division (a choreographed group of techniques
arranged to simulate sparring multiple opponents) of the tournament.
Coached by Carman and Adriel Gray, 15 year old Khalid Osman opened the
competition for Team OMAF with a Bronze Medal. Khalid’s 2 point loss in
the semi-finals came to the eventual champion of the division. While Khalid
wanted to come home with Gold, he is now determined to work even harder in
preparation for next year’s championships.
Josh Bates fought in a very tough 14-15 year old Heavyweight Division, where
each fight was decided by two points or less. In the final fight, Josh took an
early lead but lost the Championship by one point in a tightly contested battle to
bring home the Silver Medal.
On the next day of competition, July 4th, Sophie Peterson, competing in her first
National Sparring competition, earned a Bronze Medal for her third place finish.
Coach Carman Gray said, “ She fought hard and never back down from the
more experienced opponent.” Sophie also brought home a second Bronze
Medal in her Forms Division. Bringing home two medals from Nationals is an
accomplishment few people obtain.
Joel Gray rounded out the 4th of July celebration for Team OMAF as he won his
first ever National Championship Gold Medal. Joel started off with a solid win
against his opponent from Puerto Rico. As he worked his way through the
competition he got stronger and stronger outscoring his opposition by more
each step of the way. In the final fight, Joel tripled the score of his opponent.
With this National Championship, he joins his five (5) siblings, Adriel, Jacob,
Carman, Joshua and Abby, having won National Titles.
|OMAF PICNIC, A BIG SUCCESS!!
|Saturday, August 30th, MARKERS'
WALLY WORLD, LIBERTY, INDIANA....
A day of friends, family, food, fun and
fellowship was enjoyed by all who
attended the 2008 OXFORD MARTIAL
This annual picnic and awards banquet
was kicked-off with more than 100
attendees enjoying a wide variety of
food followed by recognition of the
OMAF members who made up the 2008
OMAF Jr. Nationals Team. Joey Bates,
Josh Bates, Sophie Peterson, Khalid
Osman, Abby Gray and Joel Gray all
received trophies in recognition of
their achievements at the National
Championships in Detroit, MI.
The annual awards portion of the
program followed the National Team
recognition. Oscar Broshear and Jillian
Berger were named as the
|Little Dragons of the Year. The Most
Improved Student of the Year went to
Joey Bates. The Competitor of the
of the highest awards, Student of The
Year, was awarded to Barb Gannod.
She was chosen for this honor for her
example of Courtesy, Integrity,
Perseverance, Self-Control and
Indomitable Spirit (the tenets of
Taekwondo) in addition to her talent
in the art of Taekwondo.
John Winkler was the recipient of the
Master Richard Lewis Award. This is
the highest award given out by Oxford
Martial Arts & Fitness. Mr. John Winkler
was chosen for this award because of
his dedication, contributions and
service to the
sport and art of Taekwondo.
Following the awards portion of the
|the 8-9 year old Division. Joey won his way to the semi-finals in impressive fashion. In the
semi-final round Joey took an early lead in the hard fought match but eventually fell behind
at the end of the match, Joey was unable to regain the lead and earned a Bronze Medal for
his 3rd place finish. Abby Gray finished off the fireworks and the Championships for this
week for Team OMAF. While only 9 years of age, this was Abby’s 3rd National
Championship of her young career.
While they enjoyed the trip to the National Championships, they still hunger for even
greater accomplishments so training continues for the next challenge in competition and in
|This interactive program was a combination of common-sense lifeskills and practical self-defense techniques. The students represented a wide range of
backgrounds as well as ages. Major Sean Murray of the United States Marine Corps. taught this seminar. Major Murray is a Close Combat Instructor, currently
assigned as a Marine Officer Instructor to the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) at Miami University. He has eleven (11) years of Active Duty Service
and has served 2 tours of duty in Operation Iraqi Freedom.
All proceeds collected went to the Wounded Warrior Project. This is a non-profit organization which provides unique, direct programs and services to meet the
needs of severely injured service members.
|SELF DEFENSE SERIES
|6 OMAF STUDENTS BRING HOME 7 MEDALS FROM
USA-T JR. OLYMPICS
FORD FIELD / DETROIT, MICHIGAN
|Oxford Martial Arts and Fitness held its quarterly Promotion Test on November 11, 2008. From
Beginners to, eight students demonstrated their abilities, talents and knowledge as they passed
their promotion test. The Testing Board consisted of Master Richard Lewis, Master Robert
Pace, Ms. Adriel Gray, Ms. Carman Gray, Mr. John Winkler and Mr. Joshua Gray. In the that of
a beginning student with no previous knowledge of Taekwondo. Students progress through 10
levels before they can test for their Black Belt. All students must pass a written test as well as
demonstrate their abilities in Forms, One-Step Sparring, Olympic Sparring, General Taekwondo
of a family affair as the Eaton Family (Tim, Emily and Adam and Jennifer), the Gannod
Family (Barb, Mateo and Eddie) and Nichole Ker all successfully passed their test.
The following were promoted to their next rank:
Eddie Gannod and Jennifer Eaton were promoted to Yellow Tip.
Nichole Ker, Emily Eaton, Adam Eaton and Tim Eaton were promoted to Yellow Belt.
Barb Gannod was promoted to Green Tip.
Mateo Gannod was promoted to Green Belt.
Congratulations to all of our successful students!!
OMAF will hold its next Promotion Test in 3 months,
Tuesday, February 10, 2009.
Will you be ready?
|BRING A BUDDY DAY
|picnic, OMAF students entertained all present as
they participated in a Talent” contest. Several
After much consideration, the judges awarded
Adam Eaton with the First Place prize for his
Children and adults joined in a game of water
balloon toss, corn-hole, played on the giant slide
and drove the go-carts at Markers Wally World
to finish off the day of fun and games.
|November 11, 2008
PROMOTION TEST RESULTS
|SCHEDULE & PAST ARTICLES
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November 5, 2011
|2011 FUN IN THE SUN SUMMER BASH
Picnic and Awards Banquet
|TAEKWONDO CLASS SCHEDULE
Monday & Wednesday 4:15pm-5:30pm
Saturday, February 3, 2018
|Schedule of Events
|SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.